Monday, February 20, 2012

Cauliflower Casserole:

I love Cauliflower but I was tired of preparing it the old way.  Mom used to boil it and saute it in butter and sprinkle bread crumbs over the cauliflower which was delicious for sure and I remember her dish with fondness but today~~~~~~,

I was curious and decided to go on the wild side and prepare it a bit different but still  with the same idea but adding a little more ingredients.

 I love casseroles so this is my recipe using Havarti and sharp American cheese.  

Ingredients:

1 medium head cauliflower broken into florets
pinch salt
1 clove minced garlic
4 T olive oil or butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups whole milk
1/2 lb. Havarti cheese
1/4 cup sliced sharp American cheese
shredded sharp cheese
 crumbled bacon
dried parsley


I broke my cauliflower into medium size florets, steamed the cauliflower for several minutes with a little salt and put it aside.  I  lightly sauteed 1 clove minced garlic in 4 tablespoons olive oil , (use butter if you prefer)  added some flour(about 1/4 cup) pinch of salt,  whisked them so flour blended and added about 2 cups whole milk, keep stirring(whisking) until the mixture is thickened, I then added 1/2 lb.sliced  Havarti , 1/4 lb sliced sharp American Cheese.  Microwave  4 strips bacon( crumbled for top) and a little parsley. 


Butter a casserole dish put cauliflower in casserole pour milk mixture over it and top with some grated sharp cheese.  Bake for 30 minutes uncovered until bubbly..  Great cheese taste and not overpowering!  I served it with Chicken Kabobs on the grill..!! Hope you enjoy it as well!!!!


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